Bryn Mawr College

386 reviews
  1. Bryn Mawr, PA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
Bryn Mawr College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
101 N Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Bryn Mawr College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
40%
SAT Range
1200-1440
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$32,285/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,892/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,581/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,649/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,616/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,125/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,291Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Unique
    40%
  • More invested in knowledge than in numeric grades
    27%
  • Intellectual
    20%
  • Feminist
    7%
  • Spoiled hampton kids
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • All of the above
    42%
  • Gorgeous campus and amazing professors
    25%
  • It's like living in Hogwart.
    25%
  • Self care
    8%

After Bryn Mawr College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Reviews

386 reviews
  • Excellent
    108
  • Very Good
    148
  • Average
    103
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    9
Traditions are the most fun parts of Bryn Mawr. Four times a year, the entire school comes together and takes part in super exciting and awesome tasks, lasting from an hour to a whole week, and in the end, we all celebrate our community's closeness and friendship! We also have a tri-consortium with Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, which means that you can take classes on up to 3 college campuses! We also have 360 programs, which center around an idea (like disaster relief in Japan, for instance), and then you take classes in different subjects to analyze the topic from multiple perspectives. Then, you travel to an area related to the topic for real-life experiences. There is also no greek life, which is great because there is absolutely no competition nor cattiness to worry about.
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 10 2014
Some of the science courses can be really tough because some professors want to &amp;quot;weed out the weak&amp;quot; or something, and truthfully, the humanities seem really weak and easy! I guess if you're into the humanities and just want a high GPA this is a good place. But some departments are absolutely FANTASTIC and many of the professors really do care. Overall the classes are pretty hit or miss though.

Some of the best departments in my opinion? Psychology, the languages, chemistry. Linguistics seems popular but that department is shared by Bryn Mawr/Haverford/Swarthmore Colleges.
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 2 2013
The gym is brand new, and the facilities are gorgeous, so it makes working out a little more fun. There are a variety of gym classes to fulfill the requirement, from archery to personal finance, so being healthy is a little easier. The libraries are filled with private study areas, but also areas for groups to work together without being shushed. The Campus Center has its own cafe, so if you get bored of dining hall food, or you want a late night snack, this is a great place! It is also large and group friendly for work collaborations or to just hang out. There are not too many events on campus, but there is a concert series with great musicians, plays put on by students, dance showcases, and culture shows. There is plenty of green area to lay out a blanket and study outside, or to take a nap; there are also hammocks to relax in. Traditions are the best! Four times a year, the school comes together and does tasks (taking time from a few hours to a whole week) and in the end, we all come together to celebrate our multi-grade friendships.
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 10 2014